Walpurgis Night #witch #coven #postcard

"Young Witches Dancing Under the Full Moon" -Vintage Halloween Child Life Illustration; one of my fave illustrations EVER!

*NIGHT of the WITCHES: Folklore, Traditions & Recipes for Celebrating Walpurgis Night

"Night of the Witches: Folklore, Traditions and Recipes for Celebrating Walpurgis Night" - Linda Raedisch

Walpurgis Night #witch #coven #postcard

Whimsical witch and black cat on broom in the forest - illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite;

Walpurgis Night

Walpurgis Night

A look at the roots, origins and practices of Walpurgis Night

Pagan Holidays: Walpurgis Night and how a British lady went from Catholic saint, to Germanic goddess, to witch and gave us a second Halloween

In Germany, Walpurgisnacht, the night from April 30 to May 1, is the night when allegedly the witches hold a large celebration on the Blocksberg and await the arrival of Spring.

Walpurgis Night in German folklore is the night of April 30 or May eve, when witches meet on the Brocken mountain, which is the highest peak of the Harz mountain range, and hold revels with their Gods .

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I will never forget that night, Walpurgis Night.the Sabbath. Although the ritual took place some months ago it is now that I comple.

May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night.  – it has traditionally been an occasion for celebration. As Europe became Christianized, the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

Beltane Celebration - One of the four major Sabbats in the Celtic tradition, Beltane celebrates life. For the Celts, it was a festival that insured fertility and growth.

May pole - May Day is a ancient Spring festival replacing the pagan celebrations of Beltane (Celtic) and Walpurgis Night (Germanic).

May pole - May Day is a ancient Spring festival replacing the pagan celebrations of Beltane (Celtic) and Walpurgis Night (Germanic). I like that they have the maidens beneath the may pole.

Walpurgis Night - The Other Halloween

Walpurgis Night: The Other Halloween, Second Scariest Night of the Year

Walpurgis Night (Walpurgisnacht) is a traditional spring festival on 30 April or 1 May in large parts of Central and Northern Europe. It is often celebrated with dancing and with bonfires. It is exactly six months from All Hallows' Eve. Yay! Second Halloween baby!

The current festival is, in most countries that celebrate it, named after the English missionary Saint Walpurga (ca.

Walpurgis Night - Valborgsmässoafton (siste april)

On the last day of April Walpurgis Night (Valborg) is celebrated throughout Sweden to greet spring. This is done by igniting large bonfires and singing songs celebrating the coming of springtime.